The Wildcat Weekly

Volume 1 Issue 38

June 17, 2022

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Calendar of Events

Friday, June 17 Early Dismissal: Last Day of School

Tuesday, July 5 Summer Programs begin; Family Night in the Library 4pm-7pm

Wednesday, Aug 3 Family Night in the Library 4pm-7pm

Tuesday, Sept 6 First Day of School!!

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Dear Parents and Guardians,


As we say our final goodbyes before the end of the school year, I wanted to thank all of

you for making this year such a successful one, and for supporting me as I joined this extraordinary community.


We have so much to celebrate as a school,

-from our motivated, energized students to our strong ties to our local community;

-from our dedicated, hard-working, and passionate faculty to our beautifully renovated school;

-and from our high-achieving aspirations to our efforts in being kind to one another.


I do not know what more we could ask for in a school!


Thank you for trusting us to educate your children each and every day. Our staff cares tremendously about all of your children, and it makes us proud to see the progress they’ve made this year.


Thank you to the entire PiE Executive Board and all of the event chairs and volunteers that have helped make this year a memorable one for your children. Your contributions to our school are so appreciated and never taken for granted.


Thank you to our extremely supportive Board of Education for volunteering countless hours towards making a difference in our students' experiences here at DTS.


I wish everyone a safe, relaxing and enjoyable summer together with your children. Read

with them, play games with them, and encourage them to go outside and explore!


Have a wonderful and healthy summer everyone!


Sincerely,

Scott Lipson

Last Day of School!

Flag Day Celebration

Dr. Wiener: Flag Day Celebration
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Lost and Found

Our Lost and Found is starting to make it difficult to walk into the foyer of the building!

If your child has lost something throughout the year, please come by and pick it up!

We will soon be donating everything that has not been claimed.

Thank you for your cooperation!

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The NJ Dept of Ed asked for submissions to show NJ students' resilience through the pandemic through the visual arts, and several of our students submitted their work. In fact, most of the submissions from Hunterdon County are from DTS!


Click this link and enter our school in the search box!

Family Night in the Library

Mrs. Kirchberger will again be hosting DTS families in the Library during the summer. Bring the whole family to the library to read some books and take part in some hands-on activities.


July 5 4pm-7pm

Aug 3 4pm-7pm

22-23 District Calendar

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The Learning Garden


Thanks to the Kindergarten Daisy Troop, the Learning Garden now has three new garden beds for visitors and students to enjoy! The Pollinator Garden Bed contains a variety of milkweeds and flowing plants that will attract and support a variety of pollinators that are essential to a healthy ecosystem. The Sensory Garden Bed will grow into a lovely display of plants varying in leaf and flower texture, scent and color. An Edible Garden Bed now contains peppers, tomatoes, basil, kale and rosemary for visitors (human and animal) to enjoy.


We encourage everyone to visit the garden to observe their plants as they grow and bloom this summer!


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Speaking of summer…just like us, our plants (especially the young ones) need to stay hydrated to avoid withering in the heat. If you would like to help us maintain our wonderful outdoor learning space by volunteering to water plants and do light tidying please signup using the following link:

Summer Learning Garden Help Signup


Many hands make for light work and help ensure that The Learning Garden remains a safe and attractive place at our school. Video instructions and reminders will be provided to those who signup to help.
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United Way Tools for School

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June is Pride Month

Click the picture below for a list of books to read this month.

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PiE (Partners in Education) is an all-volunteer, community organization that supports enrichment opportunities for school age residents in the community of Delaware Township. Check out our website to learn more to get involved (www.dtspie.com)


Penny War Winners Announced


Thank you all for continuing the Penny Wars this Spring! PiE will be providing an ice cream treat to the winning homerooms in the elementary and middle schools. To determine the winning homerooms, the buckets were weighed. The winners (along with the top 3) are:


Elementary School

First place - Ms. Fanelli - 8,806 grams

Second place - Mrs. Ferrante - 1,556 grams

Third place - Mrs. Ferry - 707 grams


Middle School

First place - Mr. Chojnowski - 4,021 grams

Second place - Mrs. Bennett - 2,047 grams

Third place - Ms. Hardy - 1,105 grams


PiE Volunteer Thank You 2021-2022


PiE thanks all of its volunteers during this school year. It truly takes a village to make all these activities occur and would not be possible without the time and dedication from our community. Thank you for carving out the time to support our students. We’ve tried to capture a list of all our volunteers from this year; please accept our apology and sincere thanks if your name is not listed below.


After-School Enrichment

Chair

Dawn MacDonald


Volunteers

Nicole Bivona, Olena Brophy, Erin Buchanan, Katie Cortina, Mark Deneka, Lucy Fisher, Kyla Glassner, Jennifer Griffith, Ken Hartdorn, Jenn Holden, Liz Hermoso, Kristina Jepsen, Stephanie Joyce, Marla Knappe, Kathy Klink, Julie Luster-Roell, Dan Noon, Cathy Pouria, Debra Reed, Diana Rumage, Cindy Russo, Nicolle Schuster, Tiffany Simone, Lauren Soltis, Jes Stahl, Megan Sweet, Joanne Vieth, Ann Weinhoffer, Kim Weisel, & Jake Weisel


Author-in-Residence

Chair

Rebecca Burns


Back-to-School Luncheon

Committee

Julie Luster-Roell, Dawn MacDonald, & Jes Stahl


Bookfair

Chair

Paula Hall


Committee

Jamie Clarke, Melanie Gates, Paula Hall, Jenna Haxton & Alexis Kaelin


Volunteers

Cindie Abbate, Julie Botero, Cara Cerullo, Katherine Cortina, Jean Domurat, Kyla Glassner, Maegan Harrington, Liz Hermoso, Jenn Holden, Debra Lubitz, Kelly McGovern, Diana Rumage, Heather Segal, Tiffany Simone, Kristen Schlesier, Courtney Sootkoos & Sarah Waverka

Teachers that read at Family Night: Nicole Bivona, Kathy Ferry, Moira GaNun, & Sherry Marlatt


Color Run

Chair

Dawn MacDonald


Committee

Erin Buchanan, Jenn Holden, Debra Lubitz, Julie Luster-Roell, Cindy Russo, & Christina Sulewski


Volunteers

Brendan Burns, Ken Hartdorn, Patrick Miller, Dan Noon, Bill Roell, Mario Russo, Lauren Soltis, Jes Stahl, & BJ Sulewski


Holiday Shoppe

Chair

Maegan Harrington


Volunteers

Shauna Alvarez, Erin Buchanan, Melanie Gates, Kyla Glassner, Patricia Hamill, Amanda Haven-Zengel, Tiffany Heater, Liz Hermoso, Jenn Holden, Diana Rumage, and Heather Schlesier


Homeroom Partners

Chair:

Liz Hermoso


Volunteers

Alexandra Aiello, Kim Barna, Erin Buchanan, Jamie Clarke, Melanie Gates, Andrea Gurba, Danielle Hartdorn, Jenna Haxton, Kristin Iturbides, Debra Lubitz, Ginny Lucas, Julie Luster-Roell, Dawn MacDonald, Kelly McGovern, Betsy Rickenbrode, Jessica Roethel, Nicole Roeves, Cindy Russo, Tiffany Simone, Courtney Sootkoos, Jes Stahl, Christina Sulewski, Melissa Swingle, & Lisa Wance


Nominating Committee

Committee

Jamie Clarke, Jessica Roethel, & Diana Rumage


Paint Party Night

Chair

Julie Luster-Roell


Volunteers

Tiffany Heater, Laura Hornby, John Kararski, Cindy Russo, & Jes Stahl


Penny Wars

Chair

Kim Weisel


Roller Skating Nights

Volunteers

Jenna Haxton, Julie Luster-Roell, & Nicolle Schuster


ShopRite Gift Cards

Chair

Diana Rumage


Spiritwear

Chair

Dawn MacDonald


Sponsorships

Chair

Dawn MacDonald


Volunteers

Julie Luster-Roell


Spring Plant Sale

Chair

Jessica Roethel


Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

Chair

Kyla Glassner & Dawn MacDonald


Volunteers

Lena Brophy, Katie Corina, & Tiffany Simone


You Take the Cake

Chair

Maegan Harrington & Diana Rumage


Volunteers

Shauna Alvarez, Lily Angelico, Kim Barna, Olena Brophy, Rebecca Burns, Michelle Caffrey, Mary Cane, Marie-Laure Chemin, Jamie Clarke, Katie Cortina, Abby Crowe, Emy Drew, Marion Fusi, Stacy Grady, Andi, Gurba, Paula Hall, Victoria Hardy, Danielle HartDorn, Vanessa Hartz, Liz Hermoso, Kathy Hoffman, Laura Hornby, Kristina Jepsen, Debra Lubitz, Julie Luster-Roell, Courtney Marion, Becky Mazzei, Marie Miguel, Cathy Pouria, Melissa Prowker, Christine Rivera, Diana Rumage, Heather Schlesier, Tiffany Simone, Jes Stahl, Christina Sulewski, Linda Tettemer, Jenna Vecchione, Lisa Wance, Sarah Waverka, Kim Weisel, & Jess Yarrow


Website

Chair

Jes Stahl


Want to volunteer next year? Or suggestion something new, please consider filling out our PiE Volunteer Form using the following code or reach out to dtspie@gmail.com:

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PiE Sponsor Thank You 2021-2022


Our programming would not be possible without the sponsors who commit each year. Please consider supporting their businesses just as they support our children and school!

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We would like to thank everyone for their support of DTS this year and wish all students, staff and families a wonderful summer!


Congratulations to our 8th grade class and best of luck in high school. We are so proud of you!


Best wishes to Cynthia Weil, Marilyn Blair and Lisa Bennett as they begin retirement.


As always we welcome input and participation in our meetings and are looking forward to a successful ‘22-23 school year!

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What's Happening Around Town?

Trigger-Lock Giveaway

Please see the message below regarding firearm safety.

If you would like a trigger lock, please contact the Delaware Township Police Department.

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Hunterdon Central High School Parent Page

Want to know what's going on at the High School? Click here to go to the parents' resource page on Hunterdon Central's website

Delaware Township Rec Commission

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Great Crate Race

We are so excited for the return of the Great Crate Race! Attached please find the registration forms. If you need a crate or are looking to sell one, please contact Kathleen Herman at kah7999@hotmail.com. We will also have a lottery to use our township crate! If you would like your child to be entered, please let us know. The festivities will begin with a parade at 9am on July 4th from the school parking lot. Hope to see you there!
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Spring 2022 Hunterdon Parks Harbinger

Click below for program information from March 2022 through Summer 2022


2022 Spring Parks Harbinger

Newsletter Submission

The Wildcat Weekly is published every Friday.


In cases where it is a shortened week, the publication date may be adjusted.

If you would like something published in the newsletter, please email your submission to slipson@dtsk8nj.org by each Tuesday at 3:30pm. Please include the length of time you'd like your information to be in the newsletter.


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